DUPAGE COUNTY â€“ The recently appointed Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. will be visiting the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) on June 10 to hear from local leaders about how to improve the health of Illinois residents.
â€œImproving our public health infrastructure is vital to helping the citizens of Illinois live longer, healthier lives.Â But public health cannot do it alone, especially when people are faced with challenges like poverty, poor education, housing and environmental factors,â€ said Director Shah.Â â€œThe public health community must expand its partnerships to collaborate with city planners, education officials, public, private and for-profit organizations â€“ everyone who plays a role in fostering good health.Â That is why Iâ€™m traveling the state to meet with different officials â€“ to help expand our partnerships and improve the lives of our citizens.â€
“Our Health Department is excited to host Director Shah’s visit as we are anxious to share our successes and challenges as a region.Â We look forward to continuing our collaboration with IDPH and our community partners to promote health, prevent disease, and achieve healthier communities throughout our county and the region,” said Karen Ayala, DCHD Executive Director.
WHAT: Community Public Health Roundtable Discussion â€“ Healthy Illinois Communities
WHO: IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah
DCHD Executive Director Karen Ayala
Local Health Professionals and Partners
WHEN: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
WHERE: DuPage County Health Department
111 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, IllinoisÂ 60187